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Chicken fried rice in a white bowl with a black chopstick
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5 from 7 votes

Chicken Fried Rice

A simple but flavorful fried rice using cooked chicken that is shredded.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: asian chicken, chicken fried rice, fried rice
Servings: 4
Calories: 879kcal



  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1.5 lbs chicken breasts
  • 2 Tbs soy sauce
  • 2 Tbs hoisin
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 yellow onion finely diced
  • 1/2 cup water

Fried Rice

  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups day old rice
  • 12 ounces frozen peas and carrots mix
  • 1 Tbs soy sauce
  • 1 Tbs Hoisin
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


Instant Pot Chicken

  • If cooking your chicken in the instant pot, put oil in the bottom, chicken (frozen is fine), water, onion, ground ginger, hoison, and soy sauce.
  • Put lid on, and lock it, turn valve to sealing.
  • Press "Manual" and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Let pressure naturally release for 5 minutes, then quick release pressure,
  • Remove chicken, shred, put back in sauce, then strain.
  • Cooking Chicken Stovetop
  • Thaw chicken first, then put chicken and all ingredients in a skillet, and cook over medium heat, cover with lid, and let simmer until cooked through, approx 6-7 minutes per side, until internal temp is 165 degrees.
  • Remove chicken, shred, toss back in sauce, then strain

Fried Rice

  • In a large wok over medium-high heat, heat olive oil, and then crack two eggs into the center, and scramble. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Once eggs are scrambled, add rice, chicken and onions, package of carrots and peas, soy sauce, Hoison, salt and pepper.
  • Stir fry, mixing all ingredients together
  • Stir in green onions.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
  • Remove from heat and serve. Enjoy!


Calories: 879kcal | Carbohydrates: 128g | Protein: 53g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 191mg | Sodium: 1252mg | Potassium: 1042mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 8245IU | Vitamin C: 12.6mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 3.5mg